Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Not too late to join the Spring CSA!

Heavens Harvest Farm will take new shareholders at a pro-rated rate up to the fifth week of the share. So get your registration in before April 9th for some fresh produce this season!

For more information about the CSA with Stoneham delivery read our March 1st blog post here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CSA Sample Share

Farmer Ashley brought by a half share box sample from the Winter CSA today. What a bounty of food in that box! It contained: Red Chard, Green Kale, Baby Arugula,
Greenleaf Lettuce, Grapefruit, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Yukon Potatoes, Carrots and Summer Squash. Cool!

Spring shares start next week

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Women's New Moon Circle - March 17th

The Barefoot Dragonfly is hosting the March New Moon Circle on Wednesday, March 17th from 6:30-8:30pm. Women and lap babies are welcome to share a cup of tea and a chat. Registration is required, click here to reserve your seat.

What is a Moon Circle? Read more about the Women's New Moon Circles here.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Featured Reflexology Session of the Month: Ayurvedic Foot Treatment

Ayurvedic Foot Treatment at The Barefoot Dragonfly: A Reflexology Wellness Center in Stoneham, Massachusetts

In our adaptation of the traditional padabhyanga, or Indian foot massage, Reflexology and Indian acupressure techniques are combined on the feet. The session begins with a balancing and relaxing foot soak that prepares the reflexes and marma points for stimulation.

A general Foot Reflexology session is given that incorporates extra points such as the marmas (Indian acupuressure) and the reflexes of the chakras (seven energy points). After all points have been worked thoroughly the feet are treated to hypo-allergenic jojoba oil - a natural plant ester that matches the skin's own oil (sebum) - setting the stage for the Kansa bowl work. A Kansa bowl is made up of:

* Copper - for its Ayurvedic properties to help with inflammation and joint pain.
* Zinc - used in Ayurveda for digestion and immune systems support as well as thought to have an effect on diabetes.
* Tin - thought to be helpful for insomnia and headaches.

The bowl is used to stimulate the reflexes and marma points on the feet. Techniques are rhythmical and deeply relaxing!

Your session ends with heated beach stones applied to the feet and ankles to work out any remaining areas of tension. Your feet will hardly touch the ground when you leave!

Request the Ayurvedic Foot Treatment when scheduling over the phone or booking online.
(c)Amy Kreydin, The Barefoot Dragonfly 2010 (Any reproduction of content or images without the written consent from The Barefoot Dragonfly is strictly prohibited).
Image courtesy of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, used here with permission.

Last call for Spring Farm Shares in Stoneham!

Fancy yourself some fresh produce this Spring? With maybe some fresh eggs from some happy chickens? Then hurry up and register for our Spring Farm Share with Heavens Harvest Farm! We're taking registrations now to March 19th and shares will be delivered weekly starting the week of March 21st.

Curious about what a CSA is? Read Local Harvest's article on Community Supported Agriculture.

* Spring shares are for ten weeks of produce (fresh produce will be delivered each week).
* Single vegetable/fruit shares - Bachelors/Bachelorettes pay $210 for ten weeks of produce.
* Half vegetable/fruit shares - $320 - 1/2 bushel containing 8-11 seasonal items each week.
* Full vegetable/fruit shares - $450 - full bushel with 10-14 seasonal items each week.
* Egg shares are available at an additional $30 for a half dozen and $60 for a full dozen.Produce from Heavens Harvest Farms

To register:

* Visit Heavens Harvest Farm's website.
* Download and print their 2010 Spring sign-up form.
* Bring in your registration with check made out to Heavens Harvest Farm this week.
* Can't pop in to the office? Drop the registration in the mail to the farm directly (address is on the form).

Deadline for Spring Registration is March 19
Have questions for us? The Barefoot Dragonfly, 489 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180, 617-794-4755.